Information and updates: Coronavirus

Status: 03.04.2020, 2 pm

If you have any questions, please use the mailbox info-corona@ue-germany.de or call 02371 - 77 64 77 (from 9 am - 5 pm).

Here you can find all information in our FAQs.

Due to the current developments regarding the Corona virus our university has decided on the following measures:

Campus Berlin

  • At short notice, the Berlin Senate has issued a new ordinance to protect against the spread of the corona virus, which comes into force today - 18.03.2020. According to this ordinance, no public access to the Berlin campus will be permitted as of today. Further details will follow.
  • In general, teaching will be switched to digital, interactive and live formats. Further details will follow.
  • All lectures and courses in the Art & Design Department at the Berlin campus will also be held online. The first courses will start on April 6th; further information on the use of these formats can be obtained / will soon be available directly from our colleagues in IT.
  • The library is closed to the public. Our electronic lending system has been adapted so that loans can be renewed more often than usual. Borrowed media must only be returned when the library opens again. The library can still be reached by e-mail. The advisory service of the libraries can be used online.
  • Students of the Department of Business and Sports, Media & Event: Current Bachelor theses can be extended by two weeks and Master theses by three weeks. Theses for both departments should be submitted by post to EO and by e-mail to the supervisors in due time. A personal submission on campus is not required. (Art & Design is still under examination)

Campus Hamburg

  • In accordance with the current regulations of the City of Hamburg, the Hamburg campus is closed to students with immediate effect. This measure serves to protect all of us, we thank you for your understanding.
  • In general, teaching will be switched to digital, interactive and live formats. Further information will follow.
  • All lectures and courses in the Art & Design department are held at the Hamburg campus. The first courses will start on April 6th; further information on the use of these formats can be obtained / will soon be available directly from our colleagues in IT.
  • The library is closed to the public. Our electronic lending system has been adapted so that loans can be renewed more often than usual.  Borrowed media must only be returned when the library opens again. The library can still be reached by e-mail. The advisory service of the libraries can be used online.
  • Students of the Department of Business and Sports, Media & Event: Current Bachelor theses can be extended by two weeks and Master theses by three weeks. Theses for both departments should be submitted by mail to EO and by e-mail to the supervisor in due time. A personal submission on campus is not required. (Art & Design is still under examination)

Campus Iserlohn

  • Following the current regulations of the city of Iserlohn, the Campus Iserlohn is closed for students with immediate effect. This measure serves to protect all of us, we thank you for your understanding.

  • Students of the Department of Business and Sports, Media & Event: Current Bachelor theses can be extended by two weeks and Master theses by three weeks. Theses for both departments should be submitted by mail to EO and by e-mail to the supervisors in due time. A personal submission on campus is not required. (Art & Design is still under examination)

 

What behaviour do I have to consider in connection with my studies at the UE?

General behavior when coughing, sneezing / hand hygiene
Comparable to preventive measures against influenza, it is important to follow the cough and sneeze etiquette and good hand hygiene in order to protect yourself and others from infection with the corona virus. Please note the general information on campus. In addition, the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) at www.infektionsschutz.de offers good information in various languages ​​on washing hands and on how to cough and sneeze. This includes:

  • Wash hands regularly and thoroughly with (liquid) soap, especially before eating, before using medication and cosmetics and after coming home, contact with the sick, rinsing your nose, coughing, sneezing and after using the toilet.
  • When coughing or sneezing, keep a distance of one to two meters from other people and turn away. Use a disposable handkerchief that is disposed of after being used only once in a trash can (ideally with a lid).
  • If you don't have a handkerchief at hand, cough or sneeze in the crook of your arm and turn away from other people.

Self quarantine
If you have cold symptoms or suspect that you are infected with Corona, do not come to the campus and do not meet with your fellow students, for example within learning groups. In these cases, observe the requirements for the further behavior of the RKI - Robert Koch Institute.

If you have been in one of the crisis regions officially listed by the RKI in the past three weeks, please go to self-quarantine as it was recently requested by the Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus.html

 

Of course, we will continue to monitor the situation very closely and adjust our measures immediately if necessary.

Thank you for your understanding in this new and special situation for all of us - we all wish that we stay healthy and start the new semester well.

Best regards,
The Rectorate
Maurits van Rooijen, Wolfgang Merkle, Britta Leusing, Iris Lorscheid, Thomas Noller

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